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Move Your Money

by Miriam Axel-Lute October 26, 2011


  Dear JPMorgan Chase, After many years, I’m leaving you. I tried to think of our credit card as a secondary sort of relationship. All my bank accounts have been with credit unions for over a decade. ...

Middlemen: User Beware

by Paul Rapp October 20, 2011

The Sunday Times Union had a good article about a young rapper from Ravena who got invited and then disinvited to perform at Red Square at a show put together by an Atlanta company called ...

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Savage Love

by Dan Savage October 19, 2011

I broke up with a girl who wasn’t hot enough for me. I tried my whole life to not be that kind of guy. I treated her carelessly because she wasn’t that important to me. ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage October 13, 2011

I’m a college freshman. I thought that college would be the place to come out, but the sad fact is that college hasn’t changed anything. I’m still unable to admit my sexuality to my friends, ...

Assembling Assemblies

by Miriam Axel-Lute October 13, 2011

  “Collective Thinking is born when we understand that all opinions, be these opinions our own or others’, need to be considered when generating consensus and that an idea, once it has been constructed indirectly, can ...

The Rich and the Rest of Us

by Gene Mirabelli October 6, 2011

Demonstrators have been gathering on Wall Street and elsewhere to complain about banks and brokers and the grossly unequal distribution of income and wealth in this country. They certainly have something to complain about. Most ...

Low Spark

by Paul Rapp October 6, 2011

Got back really late last night from the 10th annual Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. As usual, it will take weeks to get my brain around everything I saw and heard ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage October 6, 2011

I am an 18-year-old straight male. I have a hodgepodge of birth defects that affect my genitalia: severe hypospadias (my urethra—my piss slit—is at the base of my penis), micropenis (less than two inches), and ...

The Resume

by John Rodat September 29, 2011


Reed T. Fleeker, Jr. 770 Champion Lane, Apt. 1/2 (basement) Cap City, Empire State (518) 463-XXXX, rpj@gmail.com   Objective: To find employment in a challenging, stateside, legal, full-time, paid, above-ground, position. Experience: Blogger (August, 2007- present) Proprietor, graphic designer, photographer, videographer and sole ...

Main Street vs. Wall Street

by Miriam Axel-Lute September 28, 2011

As I write this Monday evening, the occupation of Wall Street by people representing the 99 percent of us whose interests are not served by privileging a bloated, predatory financial system over the real economy ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage September 28, 2011

I am a 23-year-old female, sexually active for seven years, and I can’t reach climax. I am extremely frustrated. I have a wonderfully patient and helpful partner. He has tried hard to no avail. I ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage September 22, 2011

I am a 22-year-old college grad who has been living at home for the last year. My parents are divorced, so I’ve gone back and forth from one place to the other. The other day, ...

Click Dislike

by Paul Rapp September 22, 2011

If you’re one of my 1,300-plus “friends” on Facebook, you know that I’m a frequent, perhaps compulsive, poster of unusual, funny, and informative stuff. I’ve defended Facebook here from time to time when some silly ...

Who Are You?

by Jo Page September 21, 2011

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  I looked at my Inbox this morning and I saw the subject: An Explanation and Some Reflections. I looked at the sender’s name: Reed Hastings. Who the hell is Reed Hastings and why is he ...

Repeat After Me

by Miriam Axel-Lute September 15, 2011

Rick Perry is a hypocrite. Rick Perry and his cronies are hypocrites.        Perry’s supposed Texas miracle was built on stimulus money, government jobs, and undocumented immigrants. Though the state added public sector jobs, the ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage September 14, 2011

I am a 16-year-old female. I have been in a monogamous relationship with a boy for seven months. My first, his too. A couple of months in, we began to explore masturbating each other and ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage September 8, 2011

Dear readers: I’m on vacation. The questions and answers in this week’s column are three recent installments of the “Savage Love Letter of the Day,” which folks with the SLAPP—the Savage Love app for iPhone ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage August 31, 2011

I’m in a bad place. I have been in a monogamous marriage for 19 years and have two kids. At least I think we’re still monogamous. My husband is an avid reader of your column ...

We’ll See Irene Again

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 31, 2011

  I used to quip that here in the Northeast, our natural disaster danger was Lyme disease. I guess that line gets retired as of this year. Especially since our region and our neighboring regions are focused ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage August 24, 2011

I’m unemployed in Oregon and trying to come up with simple ways to make rent. My dear wife and I would like your opinion on the legality of selling my teenage son’s sweaty gym clothes ...

The Art of Piracy

by Paul Rapp August 24, 2011

According to my abacus, this is the 150th ROT. ‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy. Mwah! Moving on. A friend sent over an article yesterday about an exhibit at Art 404 gallery in New York ...

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by Jo Page August 24, 2011

  I spent a day without Wi-Fi today, working in someone else’s office. It was hard. I was writing a column and I kept having to actually pay attention to what I was doing rather than ...

First, The Bad News

by Gene Mirabelli August 18, 2011

First the bad news—the ultra conservative Tea Party faction has effectively manipulated the Republican majority in the House of Representative. Now for the worse news—policies espoused by Republicans and Tea Party reactionaries are going to ...


Savage Love

by The Staff August 17, 2011

I went to Craigslist to look at the kinky shit people are into. And I found a picture of my sister. Her eyes are blurred out, but one pic is of her nude and one ...


A For Anonymous

by Paul Rapp August 10, 2011

There have been lots of headlines lately about Anonymous, a mysterious “hacker collective” that’s pulled off a string of “attacks” on various websites. The mainstream media reports on Anonym ous typically focus on the criminal aspects ...